Now that we’re really able to make the most of the remaining weeks of summer, we need a great playlist to go along with that. So, we put our heads together and selected the eleven songs we could listen to over and over at the moment. From Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” to some ultimate classics and brand new songs we discovered on TikTok, this playlist will instantly have you singing, dancing and humming along…
1. Claire Rosinkranz – Dance With Me In My Backyard Boy
The first gem we found on TikTok a few weeks ago is Backyard Boy by upcoming artist Claire Rosinkranz. We have no doubt it’s just a matter of time until it will be all over the radio, as we saw with other trending TikTok songs like Dance Monkey and Supalonely.
2. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga joined forces and delivered us the ultimate pop hit of summer 2020. Even though we had to miss out on the pride parades this year, we know this tune would have been blasted everywhere. But this song will definitely have us dancing in the rain forever.
3. Taylor Swift – exile (feat. Bon Iver)
Swiftie or not, we can’t imagine anyone not liking Taylor’s latest album “Folklore”. If you still need convincing, ease yourself in by listening to her collaboration with indie folk band Bon Iver. The songs are perfect to listen to as background music on a warm summer evening or whenever you’re feeling a bit nostalgic.
4. The Weeknd – Hardest To Love
The Weeknd dropped his newest album ‘After Hours’ at the end of March 2020 and we haven’t stopped listening since. This album is the perfect background playlist to listen to on a chill summer day and it was actually hard to pick a favourite song here.
5. Lily Allen – Smile
We always turn to the throwbacks when summer rolls around and Lily Allen’s Smile is the ultimate driving-with-the-windows-down anthem. Not to mention, there’s just been a new viral TikTok dance made for it, which is definitely one of the most fun to learn…
6. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
Sticking with the sound of 2006, Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado will forever scream summer to us. It’s perfect for ending (or starting) any alfresco parties and you’ll soon realise you know all the words even if you can’t remember the last time you listened.
7. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel
We’ve always loved this absolute feel-good tune and just started listening to it again on repeat after hearing it during the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5. Whether you’re planning your own lip synch for your life or need a fun song to listen to while you’re getting ready, Janelle is here for you.
8. Niko B – Who’s That What’s That
Labelled the ‘song of the summer’ by British Vogue, Who’s That What’s That by new kid on the block Niko B has probably already been stuck in your head for the past few weeks, whether you love it or hate it. Find out for yourself why it’s been called to be the UK’s new national anthem…
9. Paramore – Fake Happy
Paramore songs constantly reappear as trending sounds on TikTok – and most recently, we’ve rediscovered Fake Happy from the 2017 “After Laughter” album thanks to the app. Trust us, this one will put you in a great mood in seconds!
10. Billie Eilish – My Future
There has to be a mention of Billie Eilish in any 2020 playlist and luckily, she’s just realised her latest single which has left all of her fans ecstatic. My Future is a more relaxed option in comparison to some of our other mentions, so it’s perfect when you’re after a bit of ‘me time’.
11. Meghan Thee Stallion – Savage
It wouldn’t be a summer 2020 playlist without Meghan Thee Stallion. Her album ‘Suga’ dominated TikTok and virtual house parties all summer long. If you still don’t know how to master the Savage TikTok dance, now’s the time to start practicing….
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